February 17, 2014
Todd Reisz will speak about contemporary urban developments in Dubai. Reisz is an architect, researcher, and writer currently focusing on the cities of the Gulf region, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He is currently appointed the Daniel Rose Visiting Assistant Professor in Urbanism at Yale University School of Architecture. He is also the academic writing editor for Portal 9, a Beirut-based journal focused on cities in Arab countries. At present he is completing a book about Dubai’s early modernization and how that era’s convictions determined the city we know today.
Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5pm